Couch

Couch

, n. [F. couche, OF. colche, culche, fr. colchier. See Couch, v. t. ] 1. A bed or place for repose or sleep; particularly, in the United States, a lounge.
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Gentle sleep . . . why liest thou with the vile
In loathsome beds, and leavest the kingly couch?
Shak.
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Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Bryant.
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2. Any place for repose, as the lair of a beast, etc.
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3. A mass of steeped barley spread upon a floor to germinate, in malting; or the floor occupied by the barley; as, couch of malt.
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4. (Painting & Gilding) A preliminary layer, as of color, size, etc.
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